Bright sparks think about recycling

Is your toothbrush coming to the end of its usable life or are you furiously trying to squeeze out the last little glob of toothpaste?

REVEALED: Coffs leads falling business bankruptcy rates

Personal insolvency statistics from across Australia recorded in the March quarter.

Coffs leads the way in falling bankruptcy rates outside Sydney

Getting the job done one step at a time

CRANE GAIN: Woopi Gardens committee members thank Coffs City Cranes driver Russell Hoyle for donating his time.

The latest instillation at the community gardens.

Sow volunteers to help Coffs Harbour Reap

GIVING TYPE: Coffs' Reap Food Rescue coordinator Julie Ferguson is appealing for more volunteers to help meet the demands of the growing food charity.

More volunteers are needed to help meet growing demand

Kids will love living in this new Coffs Harbour estate

FAMILY FRIENDLY: This children's playground is the latest family-friendly feature of the Elements@Coffs estate.

Local land estate unveils newest family friendly feature

Hop on board the business bus

RIGHT: The Business Bus is visiting small businesses across the state.

Keep your business moving forward.

Man charged with online grooming, procuring child for sex

A man was arrested in the Coffs Harbour area on Tuesday by Strike Force Trawler detectives.

Coffs Coast arrest after investigation by Sex Crimes Squad.

Vegie donations leave no child behind

HEALTHY EATING: Students from across the Mid North Coast will attempt to break the record for crunching on vegies simultaneously on Thursday.

30 local schools donated boxes of vegetables for Big Vegie Crunch.

Your newspaper just took out three global gongs!

News Corp's Hey Mumma named best in the world!

How much are we losing on the pokies?

New data purchased by NSW Greens shows how much communities have lost to pokies in the last quarter of 2016.

NEW data shows how much poker machines are taking from communities.

VIDEO: The strength of the human spirit

Shark attack survivor Paul de Gelder shares his powerful story with The Coffs Coast Advocate's Harbour Club at C.ex Coffs.

A powerful story of personal motivation and inspiration

Qantas and Vegemite, name a more iconic duo...

ICONIC DUO: Vegemite launches social media campaign to rename one of Qantas' new aircraft after the famous Australian spread (picture digitally altered).

What would you name one of Qantas' new planes?

Rising property prices kick market into gear

Coffs Harbour is one of NSW's growth areas.

Coffs Harbour's growth leads to rising property prices

Support that is making careers

Jess Gillies and Jodi Wittenberg the 2016 BPW Scholarship Winners with Coffs Harbour Mayor Denise Knight.

EDUCATION is the key to improving our lives.

Online tourism training a hit with operators

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Tourism operators on the Coffs Coast can access online webcasts

WIN acquires rights to Southern Cross Media television

WIN network coverage

Changes to take effect at end of the month

Queensland’s wettest towns? Not quite

Harry Anning, of Babinda, on set at Deeral, playing a fisherman in an ad for Samsung.

Samsung brings in rain machine for new TV ad

Attempt to start Adani project a massive fail: Leader claims

CTITICAL: Michelle Landry MP says the State Government needs to make a decision on Adani.

LOCAL leader claims Adani is proof Labor can't handle major project.

Mega drones are the future of retail

China's biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans Monday, May 22, 2017 to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries.

China's biggest online retailer has plans to build a ‘mega drone’

Smashed avo complaint makes Aussies look like global idiots

Emma Jeffrey was one of many chefs around the country who modified their smashed avocado dishes for millennial penny-pinchers following Bernard Salt’s article.

Oldies complaining about smashed avo look like laughing stocks

Apple offering cash for switching from Android to iPhone

Appe is taking the smartphone war right to Google

Developers, there's a need for aged care in Coffs

What's got the Coffs Coast talking? Letters to the Editor.

Is City Hill the best available site?

City Hill in Coffs Harbour.

What's got the Coffs Coast talking?

Cultural centre is a must for the city centre

Rigby House home to the current Coffs Harbour library and art gallery.

What's got the Coffs Coast talking?

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

Giving tolerance the thumbs up.

What's got the Coffs Coast talking?

OPINION: Climate change sceptics swim in blissful ignorance

Musician Eddie Vedder performs at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Want to keep your head in the sand? Might need to buy a snorkel

Dad's opinion: 'Child support is a privilege to pay'

I must be one of the lucky ones. But I’ll get to that in a minute.

Pollie Tickled: The dam simple road to getting re-elected

It is a dam simple road to re-election at times.

A satirical look at the week in politics

BEACH RAGE: Calls for crackdown on illegal dune driving

FEELING "fairly bloody intimidated" was not what a Lennox Head fisherman expected from what was meant to be a relaxed afternoon of fishing at Seven Mile Beach.

Hostage Situation: accused to face court

Eyewitnesses huddle together outside the scene of a hostage situation at the Hotel Cecil in Casino.

50-year-old man remains in custody

Five ways to raise money-smart kids

Teaching your kids the rights and wrongs of money at an early age will set them up for life.

EXPERT advice on how to teach your kids to be smart with money.

'Can do' Campbell Newman to visit flood impacted tech hub

Former Qld Premier Campbell Newman is to visit Lismore Wednesday

Former Queensland Premier to deliver kits to REDinc

Bypass under Senate Budget Estimates committee's microscope

The timing to start construction of the Coffs Harbour bypass has been anticipated to "follow-on immediately from the construction of the four-laning (of the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade)" according to former Deputy Prime Minister and former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss.

Departmental Secretary reveals no costings received yet for bypass.

Tegan Miller, 24, killed by bus while changing a tyre

Tegan Miller, 24, was killed while changing her car tyre on the Warringah Freeway at Crows Nest.

Young woman was only a few minutes from home when tragedy struck

Local who rescued girl on beach in plane search drama

Luke Robinson, 22, found the body of a pilot who crashed into bushland near his Limpinwood home this week. Picture Glenn Hampson

Lightning has struck twice for Luke Robinson

Two dead after horror Sydney smash

A white sheet covers the sedan where a driver was killed. Picture: Bill Hearne

Two people are dead after a horror smash in Sydney's inner west

She found her young daughter's body, then began offending

FILE PHOTO: THREE years ago a young mother was faced with a scene you would not wish upon your worst enemy.

Court hears woman finds body of three-year-old child

Conviction for Snapchat body shaming of elderly woman

Dani Mathers was arrested after snapping a photo of a naked, elderly woman in a US gym and posting it on social media. Picture: Supplied

Model convicted for secretly snapping and posting a naked gym pic

Three police officers killed by bomb blast in Indonesia

A SUICIDE bombing attack outside a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta has killed three police officers, the latest assault to hit the Muslim-majority country as it struggles with a surge of terror plots.

GRAPHIC CONTENT: It came days after the attack on Manchester.

Ariana Grande attack: Suicide bomber's family arrested

British authorities identified Salman Abedi as the bomber who was responsible for Monday's explosion in Manchester which killed more than 20 people.

“We don’t believe in killing innocents. This is not us."

Traps sprung on alleged online child predators

Police arrested a 47-year-old man in the Coffs Harbour area on Tuesday and charged him with a number of offences.

A police operation targeting online child sex offenders nabs two men

'Why am I burying her and she's not burying me?'

Mick Peet at his daughter Lateesha's resting place at Dubbo cemetery.

Dad finally lays much-loved Lateesha to rest

Cowboy tells of terrifying moment bull tore liver

The moment Rohan is stomped by a bull during the PBR.

“When I started dry reaching in the arena I knew it was bad.”

Motorist's shock as rider 'tumbles' after he's hit by Lexus

ACCIDENT: A cyclists was clipped by a car on a busy Rocky road, a witness says.

BIKE rider hit by a car at 'full throttle' on a busy Queensland road.

Melania publicly snubs Donald Trump again

Trump navigated the stairs solo after failing to reach his wife's hand.

Did the temperature in Rome just sink a few degrees?

Clue that led police to concert bomber

Police officers stand guard on May 23, 2017, near the house (front) of Salman Abedi, suspected suicide bomber, in Manchester England, following an explosive attack on a crowded concert hall.

Police found key piece of evidence to ID Manchester attacker

Manchester homeless hero’s estranged mum reaches out

Chris Parker, the homeless hero who ran back to help victims during Manchester terror attack.

Homeless hero's estranged mum urges him to get in touch

Really? $800 for a Woolworths' Marvel Super Disk?

The collectibles are selling for crazy prices on eBay

Donald Trump’s wife Melania rejects his affectionate advance

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara after delivering joint statements, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem.

Donald Trump copped the ultimate rejection as he arrived in Israel

Billionaire Amazon boss wants to colonise the moon

Amazon has conquered the retail world, now it’s aiming for the stars

Bay to star in Hollywood shark thriller ‘Cage Dive’

Megan Peta Hill is one of lead actors in Cage Dive, with 75% of scenes filmed in Hervey Bay.

And our visiting humpback whales also make appearance.

5 reasons you're tired of Domino's, according to Domino's

Pineapple on pizza is not one of them, oddly enough.

Fred the frog, rescued from a Coffs dunny, celebrates 40th

TURNING 40: Fred the green tree frog was rescued in 1977.

Frog rescued from dunny celebrates milestone

How true-blue train driver became a TV star

As season two steams along on Foxtel, fan reactions still surprise Australia’s most recognisable train driver Bernie Baker.

What's on the big screen this week

 Kaya Scodelario and Johnny Depp in a scene from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

JACK Sparrow faces an old foe and Sam Worthington stars in The Shack

Rebel Wilson says she didn’t have to lie to make it

Rebel Wilson fronts the media on day two of her trial.

I'm not glamorous, but that doesn’t make me a liar

All bets on Judah to win battle to become the Voice

Judah Kelly from The Voice.

Judah Kelly is the clear favourite to win the competition.

Kim Kardashian slammed over Manchester tribute

Kim Kardashian's tribute to Manchester didn't go down well

Top Gun 2 movie is happening, Tom Cruise confirms

Tom Cruise in a scene from the movie Top Gun.

TOM Cruise delights fans with announcement on Sunrise.

The first Baywatch movie reviews are in

From left, Jon Bass, Alex Daddario, Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Rohrbach, and Ilfenesh Hadera in a scene from the movie Baywatch.

Critics were less than impressed.